Green Car Technology – Hybrid Cars, Electric Vehicles #car #spares


#hybrid cars
#

Grasping Green Car Technology

NRDC’s Green Car Pages

Articles:

Slideshows:

We are witnessing the launch of a new era of more fuel-efficient, less-polluting vehicles powered by technologies that aren’t always familiar. If you’re considering buying one of the new vehicles, you may well be concerned not only with how it handles but with how well it will hold up over time, what it might cost to maintain and if it really will be as good for the environment (and your wallet) as claimed. Fortunately, with a little information, the brave new world of greener alternative fuels and drivetrains is easy to grasp.

Use the overview below and the accompanying new vehicle slideshows to guide your purchasing decisions as you look for the best car that suits your needs.

Hybrid Cars

Hybrid gas-electric cars, which have been on U.S. roads for more than a decade, really aren’t that complicated. Add an electric motor and rechargeable batteries to the conventional gas engine and see your efficiency increase by as much as 50 percent, with similar levels of reduction in emissions.

Due to the cost of the batteries and other systems, hybrids tend to cost a little more than conventional cars, but the so-called hybrid premium is constantly coming down. For high-MPG hybrids, most studies show that you’ll recoup the extra cost during the course of ownership. The number of hybrid choices will grow to 55 models in the next five years.

Plug-in Hybrid Cars

A plug-in hybrid car is similar to a conventional hybrid vehicle — both use a gasoline engine as well as an electric motor. However, a plug-in hybrid uses larger battery packs that can be recharged by connecting to common household electricity. Plug-in hybrids can be driven for long distances — from a few miles to as much as 40 miles — without using any gasoline. The Chevy Volt is the first mass-produced plug-in hybrid, but more models are on the way from Toyota, Ford, Hyundai and others.

Plug-in hybrids have many of the benefits of electric cars, without the biggest drawback: limited driving range. When the juice runs out of the battery in a plug-in hybrid, it’s no problem. The car will drive just like a conventional hybrid, until your next opportunity to plug in.

Electric Vehicles

Unlike a hybrid car — which is fueled by gasoline and uses a battery and motor to improve efficiency — an electric car is powered exclusively by electricity. Electric cars produce no tailpipe emissions, reduce our dependency on oil, and are cheaper to operate.

EVs have fewer moving parts and systems and therefore have lower maintenance costs. They also come with generous warranties to provide consumers maximum comfort with adopting unfamiliar technology.

Of course, the process of producing the electricity moves the emissions further upstream to the utility company’s smokestack. Yet on average electricity can cut carbon pollution to half that released by a gas-powered car — even less in areas with cleaner generation, though more in areas that rely more on dirty coal power plants.

Besides driving range — which can vary between 60 and 120 miles — the biggest concern with electric cars these days is cost. The purchase price of electric cars can run quite a bit higher than similar conventional cars, but between generous government incentives, fewer maintenance costs, and the lower cost per mile for electricity compared to gasoline, the new breed of electric cars have a lower cost of ownership. Remember: no tailpipe emissions and no trips to the gas station.

High Fuel Efficiency, Conventional Gasoline Engine Cars

A car with a smaller engine will almost always use less fuel. The good news is that gas-sippers are no longer stripped down econoboxes lacking comfort, amenities, safety, and performance. Thanks to advances in gas-engine technology — like direct injection, turbocharging and variable timing — press reports indicate that this new breed of fuel-efficient cars is comfortable, stylish and fun to drive. They often can be more affordable than the better known hybrids, and require no compromises in terms of driving behavior or safety. A growing number of them are breaking past 40 mpg on the highway, giving hybrids a run for their money.

Diesel Vehicles

Diesels operate more efficiently by igniting fuel with high compression ratios and high combustion temperatures. As a result, diesel vehicles attain better fuel economy than their gasoline counterparts. In addition, a gallon of diesel fuel contains about 10 percent more energy than a gallon of gasoline. These factors help modern diesels achieve roughly 25 percent higher fuel economy than their gasoline counterparts.

The cleanest of the current crop of diesel vehicles are now available in all 50 states, thanks to innovative new pollution control equipment that meet EPA’s strict pollution standards. Diesel vehicles now account for nearly half of all new vehicle sales in Europe, and a small but growing market share in the U.S.

Ethanol Flex-Fuel and Biodiesel Vehicles

Biofuel are a tricky subject. In theory, cars that run on fuel that is grown in the ground — rather than drilled and extracted from it — should be better for the environment. But most studies show that corn ethanol, the most common form of biofuel in the U.S. is a net loser of energy, has questionable emissions benefits, and has a negative impact on food prices. Then, there’s the problem of finding a station that offers E85 — a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline — and the fact that E85 carries less energy in a gallon and therefore can end up costing more for a mile of travel.

Biodiesel, which runs in diesel-engine vehicles, can have a better eco-profile — that is, if it comes from recycled sources, like used restaurant oil. But new diesel cars cannot use high blends of biodiesel because the pollution control equipment is too sensitive and biodiesel pumps are few and far between.

Related NRDC Webpages:


Radiologic Technology, radiologic technology degree.#Radiologic #technology #degree


#

Radiologic Technology

Program: Radiologic Technology

Degree Type: Associate Degree

The Radiologic Technology program of Southern University offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree, which prepares students for careers in Radiography.

Dedicated to excellence in Radiography Education, the program promotes an environment which fosters the development of critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and cooperative learning through a wide range of instructional methods. The Program s offerings include learning experiences from a variety of disciplines to provide a diverse foundation for science and radiography. Using the classroom and clinical setting as the main thrust for enhancing the learning process, students are prepared to function as qualified radiographers in hospitals, clinics, and physicians offices.

Program Goals

Goal 2- Students will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Goal 3- Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills..

Goal 4- Students to display professionalism in the work place.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Radiologic Technology Program, students will able to:

  • Demonstrate effective patient care skills.
  • Effectively demonstrate oral and written communication skills.
  • Utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills by formulating and applying correct technical factors to produce diagnostic images.
  • Utilize critical thinking and problem solving to produce diagnostic images based on patient and equipment variables.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in radiographic positioning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of professional organizations.
  • Display professional behavior in the clinical environment.
  • Act as ethical and responsible members of the health care team.

Program Overview

The radiography curriculum consists of general and clinical education. General education is concerned with instruction in the humanities, basic sciences, mathematics, and computer technology. The clinical course work in radiography utilizes a competency-based system and provides students with instruction in professional radiography to prepare them for an active role in the profession. The program is accredited by Joint Review Committee on Education for Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Effectiveness data for the program will be available on the JRCERT and Southern University websites.


Health Information Technology AS #health #information #technology #college


#

Health Information Technology (AS 2529)

Type of Award
AS – Associate in Science

Program Description
This CAHIM accredited degree program is designed to provide students with the technical expertise in management of health information contained both in paper and electronic formats. The student will obtain knowledge and skills to perform job functions in medical records, medical coding, medical billing and other information-based areas in both the hospital and outpatient settings. Graduates of the program will be able to provide reliable and valid information that drives the health care industry.

This program provides students with the technical expertise in health data collection, analysis, monitoring, maintenance, and reporting activities in compliance with established legal, ethical, regulatory and professional standards. Course content will include both paper and electronic information management concepts and technologies, in addition to ethical and medico-legal aspects, computer information technology, biomedical sciences, health record science, statistics and data literacy, medical coding, clinical classification systems, reimbursement methodologies, quality assessment, health care delivery systems, indexing, performance improvement and professional practice experience.

Program Accreditation
The Health Information Technology AS degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). This accreditation confirms that the program has voluntarily undergone a rigorous review process and has been determined to meet or exceed the Standards set by the Board of Directors. Graduates are eligible to apply and take the national certification exam for Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

General Admission Requirements to the College

  • Complete an Application for Admission, located at
    www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications.aspx.
  • Submit an official high school or GED transcript and official
    college/university transcripts from each post-secondary
    institution attended. Refer to the Admission Procedures
    section of the college catalog for more information regarding transcripts.
  • Submit placement test scores if not exempt from placement testing. To determine if you are exempt, go to
    www.palmbeachstate.edu/advising/Placement-Testing.aspx.
  • Complete all other requirements for admission outlined in the Admission Procedures section of the college catalog.

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program with a grade of “C” or higher.

Program Length
Total program credits: 70. Total program length: 7 semesters part-time. Most of the courses are formatted as hybrid online courses – students are required to attend classes on campus.

Location
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus. However, we are expected to move to the new Loxahatchee Groves campus prior to the Spring 2017-2 semester.

Employment Opportunities
The roles commonly filled by a registered health information technician (RHIT) include: cancer (or other disease) registrar, clinical coder/compliance auditor/vocabulary specialist, clinical data collection and reporting specialist, data integrity specialist, document imaging coordinator, information access/disclosure specialist, quality improvement specialist, reimbursement specialist/financial services liaison, and instructor/trainer.

Upon completion students are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam provided by the American Health Information Management Association.

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State’s Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. See www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Bachelor for more information.

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities which allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) www.cahiim.org.

Career Center
www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/

Quick Links

Biggest cybersecurity threats in 2016 #cybersecurity, #cybersecurity, #technology, #business #news


#

Biggest cybersecurity threats in 2016

John Lund | Blend Images | Getty Images

Headless worms, machine-to-machine attacks, jailbreaking, ghostware and two-faced malware: The language of cybersecurity incites a level of fear that seems appropriate, given all that’s at stake.

In the coming year, hackers will launch increasingly sophisticated attacks on everything from critical infrastructure to medical devices, said Fortinet global security strategist Derek Manky.

“We are facing an arms race in terms of security,” said Manky. Fortinet provides network security software and services, and its customers include carriers, data centers, enterprises, distributed offices and managed security service providers.

Here’s how the 2016 threat landscape looks to some experts:

“Every minute, we are seeing about half a million attack attempts that are happening in cyber space.” -Derek Manky, Fortinet global security strategist

The rise of machine-to-machine attacks

Research company Gartner predicts there will be 6.8 billion connected devices in use in 2016, a 30 percent increase over 2015. By 2020, that number will jump to more than 20 billion connected devices, predicts Gartner. Put another way, for every human being on the planet, there will be between two and three connected devices (based on current U.N. population projections ).

The sheer number of connected devices, or the “Internet of Things,” presents an unprecedented opportunity for hackers. “We’re facing a massive problem moving forward for growing attack surface,” said Manky.

“That’s a very large playground for attackers, and consumer and corporate information is swimming in that playground,” he said. Many consumer connected devices do not prioritize security. As they proliferate, expect the number of attacks to skyrocket. “A lot of these products and services, oftentimes security will take a backseat, so it puts a lot of information at risk,” said Manky.

In its 2016 Planning Guide for Security and Risk Management, Gartner puts it like this: “The evolution of cloud and mobile technologies, as well as the emergence of the ‘Internet of Things,’ is elevating the importance of security and risk management as foundations.”

Smartphones present the biggest risk category going forward, said Manky. They are particularly attractive to cybercriminals because of the sheer number in use and multiple vectors of attack, including malicious apps and web browsing.

“We call this drive-by attacks — websites that will fingerprint your phone when you connect to them and understand what that phone is vulnerable to,” said Manky.

Apple devices are still the most secure, said Manky. “Apple’s had a good security policy because of application code review. So that helps, certainly, to filter out a lot of these potential malicious applications before they make it onto the consumer device,” he said.

“With that, nothing is ever safe,” he said.

Innoncenti | Getty Images

Are you nurturing a headless worm?

The new year will likely bring entirely new worms and viruses able to propagate from device to device, predicts Fortinet. 2016 will see the first “headless worms” — malicious code — targeting “headless devices” such as smartwatches, smartphones and medical hardware.

“These are nasty bits of code that will float through millions and millions of computers,” said Manky.

Fortinet s Derek Manky on the year ahead in cybersecurity Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 8:00 AM ET | 02:10

Of course, the potential for harm when such threats can multiply across billions of connected devices is orders of magnitude greater.

“The largest we’ve seen to date is about 15 million infected machines controlled by one network with an attack surface of 20 billion devices. Certainly that number can easily spike to 50 million or more,” said Manky. “You can suddenly have a massive outage globally in terms of all these consumer devices just simply dying and going down.”

Nevarpp | Getty Images

Jailbreaking the cloud

Expect a proliferation of attacks on cloud and cloud infrastructure, including so-called virtual machines, which are software-based computers. There will be malware specifically built to crack these cloud-based systems.

“Growing reliance on virtualization and both private and hybrid clouds will make these kinds of attacks even more fruitful for cybercriminals,” according to Fortinet.

At the same time, because apps rely on the cloud, mobile devices running compromised apps will provide a way for hackers to remotely attack public and private clouds and access corporate networks.

Firms need to change cybersecurity mindsets: Expert Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 7:48 PM ET | 03:44

Hackers will use ghostware to conceal attacks

As law enforcement boosts its forensic capabilities, hackers will adapt to evade detection. Malware designed to penetrate networks, steal information, then cover up its tracks will emerge in 2016. So-called ghostware will make it extremely difficult for companies to track exactly how much data has been compromised, and hinder the ability of law enforcement to prosecute cybercriminals.

“The attacker and the adversaries are getting much more intelligent now,” said Manky.

Alongside ghostware, cybercriminals will continue to employ so-called “blastware” which destroys or disables a systems when detected. “Blastware can be used to take out things like critical infrastructure, and it’s much more of a damaging attack,” he said.

“Because attackers may circumvent preventative controls, detection and response capabilities are becoming increasingly critical,” advises Gartner in its report.

Many corporations now test new software in a safe environment called a sandbox before running it on their networks.

“A sandbox is designed to do deeper inspection to catch some of these different ways that they’re trying to change their behaviors,” said Manky. “It’s a very effective way to look at these new threats as we move forward.”

That said, hackers in turn are creating malevolent software that seems benign under surveillance, but morphs into malicious code once it’s no longer under suspicion. It’s called two-faced malware.

This is at least partially the sheer volume of attacks is so high — Fortinet sees half a million security threats per minute.

“The reason we see so much volume as well is because cybercriminals are trying to evade [detection]. They know about security vendors, they know about law enforcement, they’re trying to constantly morph and shift their tactics,” said Manky.

What can companies and individuals do to protect themselves?

“Companies should definitely enforce more security policies,” said Manky. “Security’s becoming a board level discussion, so that’s already happening, and it should continue to happen.”

Part of any cybersecurity strategy should be the use of antivirus software, the education of employees not to click on unknown attachments or links as well as keeping software up to date, also know as patch management.

“A lot of these devices are not going to be patched that quickly or they might not have an update mechanism on them,” said Manky. “Certainly, any time a patch becomes available, companies should enforce that because these are closing a lot of the holes where attackers are navigating through.”

Here is how Gartner frames it for business seeking to protect themselves in 2016. “While some traditional controls have or will become less effective, techniques such as removing administrative privileges from endpoint users should not be forgotten. Similarly, vulnerability management, configuration management and other basic practices have to be priorities in organizations that have not yet implemented them effectively.”

And ultimately, something is better than nothing, advises the firm: “Addressing priorities does not mean striving for perfection, but rather ensuring, at least, that critical exposures are remediated (or, if applicable, mitigated with compensating controls) and that the residual risks are minimal and acceptable (or at least enumerated and tracked).”


Doctor of Physical Therapy: School of Health Professions – UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX #doctorate #in #education #technology


#

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Patricia Blau, Ph.D. and Instructor/Clinician Jason Zafareo hood 2010 graduate Whitney Smith.

UT Southwestern s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program transforms dedicated students into expert physical therapists prepared to serve the health care needs of their communities with excellence.

If you re exploring physical therapy as a career after graduation from your bachelor s degree program, we invite you to take a closer look. You ll find advantages that will enrich your time as a student and position you for career success after graduation.

  • A highly skilled and credentialed faculty of researchers and clinicians
  • A powerful 31-month curriculum that blends theory and practice to teach you the science and the professional skills you need to succeed
  • The unmatched facilities and resources of UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Expert clinical mentorship, including three hands-on internships
  • An outstanding licensing-exam passing rate and employment rate after graduation
  • A location in one of the nation s most dynamic cities for business, health care innovation, and the arts

As a UT Southwestern graduate, you ll have the knowledge, skill, and experience to be an autonomous practitioner and build a rewarding long-term career.

About Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps people recover from health problems caused by disease or injury. In regular treatments, physical therapists work with patients to increase their strength, reduce or eliminate pain, regain use of an affected limb, relearn activities of daily living, and return to work or sport activities.

Physical therapists evaluate, maintain, and improve the function of a wide range of body systems, including the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. As a physical therapist, you ll help your patients achieve realistic goals by improving joint function, building muscle strength, enhancing coordination, boosting endurance, regaining motor skills, and relieving or managing pain. You ll care for patients directly, work in partnership with family members and support staff, and consult and collaborate with other health care professionals.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 204,200 physical therapists were on the job in 2012. Sixty percent of these professionals worked in hospitals or in the offices of other health care practitioners. Additional care settings include home health care agencies, nursing homes, outpatient care facilities, rehabilitation centers, adult day care programs, and schools. In the 2012 edition of its Occupational Outlook Handbook . the Bureau projects that employment for physical therapists will grow at a faster-than-average rate, and that job opportunities should be good.

Based on data updated in September 2010, PayScale Inc. reports that salaries for physical therapists with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree range from $54,000 (title: Physical Therapist) to $101,000 (title: Lead Physical Therapist.)

Quick Links


Academic Programs – Health Information Technology #health #information #technology #program, #health #information #management, #accredited #online #program, #rhit, #ahima, #college #program, #training, #junior, #texas, #diploma, #certificate, #credit, #program, #interest, #health #information #management, #practice, #management, #information, #cahiim, #accredited, #coding, #billing, #documentation, #hitech, #ehr #training, #online #program, #medical #records, #health #records, #physician #office, #advocacy, #legislation, #insurance #claim #processing, #managing #records, #physician #practice #management, #legal, #him, #hit,


#

Academic Programs Health Information Management

Visit the Health Information Management Academic Program page on MC’s online catalog

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Midland College is committed to creating an educated workforce by offering occupational programs that lead to gainful employment.

Medical Coding Specialist
Health Data Coordinator
Health Data Specialist – Physician Practice

The Health Information Management online associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health information management jobs are expected to increase by 15% from 2014-2024. The median income is $37,110, (2015 statistic), but additional credentials do add to the marketability of professionals.

The HIM program was established in 1998 as a traditional face-to-face program. In 2007-2008, the HIM program transitioned to an “online only” program to meet the needs of working students and professionals. The exception to online courses are the requirement for clinical courses completed onsite at a facility (HITT 2261 for the associate degree and HITT 1167 for Medical Coding Specialist certificate).

Program Statistics for years 2011- 2016 :
Registered Health Information Technologist: 91 % pass rate for graduates t aking RHIT exam.
Employer Satisfaction Rate: 100%
Student Graduate Survey, Satisfaction Rate: 100%

Many students admitted into the program have already completed one degree, and some have bachelors or masters degrees. The reason they pursue the associate degree training is to be eligible for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) upon graduation. The RHIT credential, and the RHIA credential for the bachelor’s degree, continue to be a preferred credential that healthcare employers seek when hiring Health Information Management candidates.

Online Technology Requirements

Students meet the minimum requirements listed on Canvas to complete the courses. See guides.instructure.com/ for details.

Students must be self-motivated, able to comprehend information in written form, and have the ability to communicate effectively both in written and verbal forms. Students should also be able to research websites, upload and download documents, post discussions, and access email. The courses are not self-paced, but have scheduled weekly due dates for assignments, discussions, and tests. Students should expect to spend 6 9 hours per 3 hour credit course to complete assignments, readings, and tests. Instructors are available to answer questions online or by phone related to course topics.

Skills Needed for Health Information Profession:

ability to analyze patient data for payment or registry information,
able to sit for long periods to complete work at work station
research and review patient information for regulatory compliance,
code and categorize patient information using standard coding systems.
communicate effectively with patients, physicians, and other customers
ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
keyboarding skills and ability to use software systems, patient portals, etc.

Students may apply to the program in the semester they are completing the prerequisites. Final grades will be verified before admittance. Students are accepted prior to each semester (Summer, Fall, and Spring). Most of the students in the programs are considered part-time; taking 2 to 3 classes each semester since most have part-time or full-time jobs. There are approximately 70-80 students taking HIM classes or prerequisite courses to gain admission to the program.

Clinical Requirement Onsite:

Students that live outside the local Midland area are able to locate clinical sites in their area with the assistance of the HIM program. More information and directions are given to students upon acceptance into the program (courses related to associate degree and Medical Coding Specialist certificate). Prior to the clinical course, students are required to meet certain facility requirements to attend clinical practice. These include a background check, drug screen, immunizations, and other requirements based of the facility. More information provided prior to clinicals.

See Frequently Asked Questions for more information and application.

Click on the links below for the suggested sequence of courses for Midland College’s Health Information Management associate of applied science degree and for the various Health Information Management certificates.

Click on the links below for the suggested sequence of courses for Midland College’s Health Information Management associate of applied science degree and for the various Health Information Management certificates.

Associate of Applied Science Degree for Health Information Management

Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

Health Data Coordinator Certificate

Student Support Coordinator, Raquel Valenzuela, RHIT
2 1 8 DFHS, 432-685- 6893

Midland College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and associate and baccalaureate degrees Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Midland College.

Notice of Non-discrimination (Title IX)


CSCMP s Supply Chain Quarterly – Supply Chain Analysis, Insight & More #cscmp’s #supply #chain #quarterly, #quarterly, #journal, #supply #chain, #supply #chain #management, #global #supply #chain, #supply #chain #news, #logistics, #transportation, #supply #chain #software, #supply #chain #manager, #executive, #distribution, #global #perspectives, #manufacturing, #strategies, #sourcing #and #procurement, #logistics #leadership, #enabling #technologies, #special #report, #product #design, #information #technology, #customer #demand,, #demand #management, #research, #business-to-business, #academics, #consultants, #practitioners, #supply #chain #technology, #operations, #council #of #supply #chain #management #professionals, #cscmp


#

Current Issue: Quarter 1 2017

Latest Video

Voice on smartphones at Dotcom Distribution
E-commerce fulfillment company Dotcom Distribution uses a mobile work execution system, including voice-directed mobile applications on smartphones. It allows Dotcom to process a large number of orders for many different clients at the same time.

As Supply Chain Quarterly enters its second decade, we will continue to provide readers with fresh thinking about supply chain strategy in an in-depth yet accessible form.

Sustainable procurement now has management’s attention. But a recent study finds that executives may not be willing to commit the human and financial resources needed for such programs to succeed.

A recent supply chain talent survey shows that while the profession continues to evolve, it still lacks diversity. Let’s vow to do better.

Research for the Real World
The advantages of a holistic approach to cross-docking
Authors of a selected Journal of Business Logistics (JBL) article explain the real-world implications of their academic research.

Forward Thinking
How Lenovo tackles the global workforce challenge
The technology giant strengthens its supply chain talent pool by focusing on geographic, cognitive, skill, and generational diversity; its unusual approach to leadership development has created a deep bench of internationally savvy managers.

Forward Thinking
Keurig Green Mountain’s creative approach to strengthening supplier relationships
The U.S.-based coffee company is drawing on its longstanding commitment to creating positive change in local communities to help it build supplier loyalty.

Forward Thinking
RILA and Auburn University release supply chain study
Executives are keeping up with omnichannel demands by turning to business analytics, integrated operations, and monetized capabilities, report finds.

Forward Thinking
Where do you stand with Big Data Analytics? Take our brief survey!
Be among the first 100 respondents to tell us how you re using Big Data Analytics in your supply chain and you ll be entered in a drawing for one of two $100 iTunes gift cards.

Forward Thinking
Gartner analysts urge supply chain executives to “aspire, challenge, and transform”
Opening keynote at Supply Chain Executive Conference suggests strategies for taking advantage of disruptive technologies

Forward Thinking
Unilever tops Gartner’s Supply Chain Top 25 list for second year in a row
The analyst group has also added Amazon to its “masters” category, which recognizes sustained supply chain leadership over the last 10 years.

Forward Thinking
Air cargo and global value chains: Made for each other
World trade’s backbone is ideally suited for air, which gives hope that the mode’s future will be brighter than its recent past.

Forward Thinking
Freight tonnage drops 2.5% in April; truck group surprised by size of fall
The American Trucking Associations, which produces the figures, blames the drop on a decline in housing starts.

CSCMP and Truckstop.com collaborate on supply chain paper contest
The first-place winner of the annual Call for Papers for Young Professionals will receive a complimentary registration to the CSCMP EDGE conference.

In their own words: Members tell why CSCMP is important to them
A new video produced by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals features members’ thoughts on the personal and professional benefits of membership in the organization.

CSCMP EDGE conference announces its lineup of keynote speakers
A writer from Pixar Animation Studio, an artificial intelligence expert, and a war hero will provide advice on leading during times of change.

Tackling the challenge of last-mile delivery
In the latest CSCMP Hot Topics publication, A.T. Kearney analysts predict how companies will respond to the increasing demands and costs associated with e-commerce logistics.

Copyright 2017 CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly, a publication of Supply Chain Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly, Tower Square, Number 4, 500 E. Washington St. North Attleboro, MA 02760
CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly is published by Supply Chain Media LLC, a joint venture of CSCMP and AGiLE Business Media LLC. The views and opinions expressed in articles appearing in CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals or of Supply Chain Media LLC.


L3 Security and Detection Systems – leading global supplier of aviation threat detection systems, advanced explosives detection systems for checked baggage, image free people and passenger security scanners, and security screening for cabin bags # #body #scanner #airport, #xray #body #scanner, #image #free #people #screener, #airport #security #scanner, #airport #security #screening #machine, #airline #passenger #security #screening, #cabin #baggage #screener, #carry-on #bag #scanner, #hand #baggage #screening, #explosives #detection #system, #liquid #explosives #detection #system, #ct #technology, #aviation #threat #detection


#

Advanced Personnel Screening

Deployed at security checkpoints in airports, courthouses, correctional institutions and other facilities, our security systems quickly screen subjects using safe active millimeter wave (MMW) radio frequency technology to detect concealed objects made of any material.

Air Cargo Screening

With today’s evolving air cargo security challenges, you need reliable, high-throughput equipment that is cost effective, tuned to your demanding environment and backed by an experienced team of trainers and support engineers.

Ports & Borders Security Solutions

L-3’s ports and borders solutions offer customs and security officers a portfolio of configurable high-energy X-ray screening systems, integration and support services that keep commerce flowing smoothly—everywhere cargo travels.

Checked Baggage Screening

Our comprehensive portfolio of hold baggage scanners includes Explosives Detection Systems (EDS) for every throughput class including the new ultra high-speed, dual-energy MV3D . Solutions you can count on to keep bags moving to planeside.

Aviation Checkpoint Screening

Designed to detect explosives, firearms, drugs and other contraband our checkpoint screening products incorporate a variety of proven technologies such as automated, conventional, and X-ray; image-free safe active millimeter wave; metal detection; and energetic materials detection for trace explosives.

High Quality, Experienced Support

Globally recognized for our commitment to customer care, L-3 leverages the strength and experience of one of the industry’s largest service organizations to provide unrivaled support of our systems and products.

Critical Infrastructure

Critical infrastructure, such as a nuclear power generation facility, needs to place a heavy emphasis on security because of the potentially huge economic and social impact of an intrusion. We deliver a range of checkpoint security solutions designed to detect explosives, firearms, radioactive materials and other banned items.


University of Hartford #university #of #hartford, #bachelors #degree, #communications, #health #sciences, #arts, #sciences, #law, #medical, #education, #business, #engineering, #health #professions, #liberal #arts, #technology, #art, #music, #music #conservatory, #college, #gloabal, #innovate, #west #hartford, #hartford, #connecticut, #ct


#

About The University:

The University of Hartford is a fully accredited, private, co-educational institution with the main campus located on approximately 350 wooded acres in West Hartford, Connecticut. The University offers educational and career programs in 84 undergraduate majors and 34 graduate degrees at the masters and doctoral levels, in the liberal arts, sciences, business, engineering, technology, art, music, education and allied health professions.

Part of the institution dates back to 1877, when the first of its original three schools was founded. The Hartford Art School (1877), Hillyer College (1879), and the Hartt School (1920) joined in 1957 to form the University of Hartford. The University is presently composed of seven degree-granting schools and colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences; College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture; College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions; Hillyer College; the Barney School of Business; the Hartford Art School; and The Hartt School.

Over 7,200 students are presently served by the University’s various programs and are drawn from 50 states, and 40 foreign countries. The current full-time undergraduate enrollment is almost 4,700 men and women. 65 percent of the freshman class is from out of state with about 92% of them living on campus. Graduate enrollment and part-time undergraduate is about 2500 students. University is also home to the University High School of Science and Engineering, and the University of Hartford (Elementary) Magnet School.

Students at the University of Hartford benefit from small classes and personal attention while being offered a wide variety of majors, extensive facilities, and a broad spectrum of activities typical of large universities. Students have the opportunity to develop essential reasoning and communication skills in our nationally recognized liberal arts curriculum, as they master professional, technical, and computer skills.

University Mission

As a private university with a public purpose, we engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world.

Academic Mission

Our academic community of faculty staff, and students forms a dynamic, interdisciplinary learning environment that arises from outstanding teaching, innovative research, scholarship, and creative attainment. We are committed to the personal attention associated with a small college, enhanced by the expertise, breadth, and intellectual excitement of a university. Diversity of every sort is integral to our academic mission, along with connections to local, national, and global communities.

Values Statement

At the University of Hartford we are committed to community.
We are an academic community that values integrity, curiosity, creativity, excellence, responsibility, and accomplishment. Enriched by our diversity and our engagement with one another, we take pride in our shared traditions and experiences. We are dedicated to building a culture that respects all of its members and celebrates their contributions as we work together to strengthen our community.

Welcome to the University of Hartford admission website.


Georgia State University #health #information #technology #programs


#

Georgia State University

In Sex-Changing Fish, Male-Typical Sexual Behavior And Elevated Male Sex Hormone Correlated ATLANTA Sex-changing fish exhibit differences in androgen receptor (AR) expression in muscles that are highly sensitive to androgens (male sex hormones) and essential for male courtship behavior, according to a Georgia State University study. The post In Sex-Changing Fish, Male-Typical Sexual Behavior And Elevated Male Sex Hormone Correlated appeared first on News Hub.

Georgia State University Honors College Receives $200,000 Grant From The Rich Foundation ATLANTA The Georgia State University Honors College will endow the Herndon Human Rights Initiative with a $200,000 grant from the Rich Foundation. The post Georgia State University Honors College Receives $200,000 Grant From The Rich Foundation appeared first on News Hub.

Nickitas Demos Appointed Interim Director Of Georgia State University’s School of Music ATLANTA Dr. Nickitas Demos has been appointed interim director of the School of Music in Georgia State University s College of the Arts. The post Nickitas Demos Appointed Interim Director Of Georgia State University s School of Music appeared first on News Hub.

Georgia State University Removes Tents, Property From Georgia State Stadium Site ATLANTA In response to complaints from the community, Georgia State University police today (June 2) removed tents and property from in front of the Georgia State Stadium on Hank Aaron Drive. The post Georgia State University Removes Tents, Property From Georgia State Stadium Site appeared first on News Hub.

Georgia State University Neuroscientists Rewire Brain Of One Species To Have Connectivity Of Another ATLANTA Scientists at Georgia State University have rewired the neural circuit of one species and given it the connections of another species to test a hypothesis about the evolution of neural circuits and behavior. The post Georgia State University Neuroscientists Rewire Brain Of One Species To Have Connectivity Of Another appeared first on News Hub.

Georgia State Researcher Receives $7.7 Million Federal Grant To Study West Nile And Zika Viruses ATLANTA A Georgia State University researcher, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Florida State University, has received a five-year, $7.7 million federal grant to study the consequences of West Nile and Zika virus infections on the human central nervous system. The post Georgia State Researcher Receives $7.7 Million Federal Grant To Study West Nile And Zika Viruses appeared first on News Hub.

When it comes to finding out what works for students and what s possible when an institution transforms itself, (the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation) turns to Georgia State. That s because your university is a powerful example of how with the right strategies and the right support students from any background and from every background can succeed.

Sue Desmond-Hellmann
Chief Executive Officer, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation
Georgia State commencement address
May 7, 2016

In a New York Times op-ed on curbing college dropouts, David Kirp, professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, praised the strides made by Georgia State to improve graduation rates, especially among minority, first-generation and low-income students. The impetus for reform comes from academic leaders who insist that student success be regarded, not as an afterthought, but as a practical imperative and a moral obligation, he noted.